Here are two paintings I did last winter (not the winter that just ended, but the one before that). They are portraits of trees I see often; the first one is on Freese Rd, and the root-y one is on the South Hill Recreation Way at the Burns Rd end. The reason I'm posting them today is that I noticed in the last few weeks that both of these trees are now down.
I named the first painting Old Tree Dreaming, because I could imagine this cool old tree whiling away the hours dreaming about being somewhere in the mountains. This tree succumbed to apparent old age and fell down into the surrounding woods. The other one (unimaginatively called Roots...hey, I'm an artist not a poet) was cut down, as it was presumably encroaching on the trail, plus it might have been dead anyway...I never looked up to see.